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Blacksmiths Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wherstead, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0225 / 52°1'20"N

Longitude: 1.1388 / 1°8'19"E

OS Eastings: 615448

OS Northings: 240659

OS Grid: TM154406

Mapcode National: GBR TN8.0RZ

Mapcode Global: VHLBZ.PFDD

Plus Code: 9F4324CQ+XG

Entry Name: Blacksmiths Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 29 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204008

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277304

Location: Wherstead, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wherstead

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wherstead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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(south side)
5/25 Blacksmiths Cottage
(formerly listed as
22-2-55 The Old Forge)
House, now two dwellings. Probable C15 - early C16 range with probable C16 cross
wing and later alterations and additions. Timber-framed, pebbledashed in panels,
with brick extension to cross wing. Plain tile roofs. L-shaped; single-storey and
attic range with 2-storey cross wing to left with later extension to rear. Single-
storey range may be a former open hall. 2 cells with board door to left. 3 small-
paned casements to ground floor and 2 gabled dormers with similar windows and barge-
boards. Steeply-pitched swept roof and large, off-centre stack. Cross wing: jettied
to front. Single small-paned casement to each floor. Bargeboards to gable. To left
return an external stack, the upper part rebuilt in C20 brick. Entrance by C20 porch
to extension. Interior (not fully inspected): earlier range has a beamed ceiling,
framing mostly concealed. End wall at 1st floor level shows jowled posts and tie
beam with arched braces and wall studding. Side purl in roof.

Listing NGR: TM1544840659

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